University of Bath

Polden Court student accommodation

Polden Court is catered accommodation for undergraduate students on the west side of campus.

A bedroom in Polden Court
A bedroom in Polden Court

About this accommodation

Polden Court has catered accommodation for 126 first year undergraduates.

On the first floor, students live in groups of five to eight. Flats in the rest of the building are for 22 to 24 students each.

It is on the west side of our Claverton Down campus, a seven-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.

Polden Court has:

  • secure swipe card access to building
  • launderette
  • secure bike storage

There is currently construction work for our new student accommodation, Polden, taking place close to Polden Court. Whilst every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, there is likely to be varying noise levels throughout the year.


The bedrooms in Polden Court give you personal space to work and relax.

Each room has:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed or standard 122cm x 183cm double bed
  • en-suite bathroom/shower, toilet and sink - some rooms include both bath and shower
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet
  • wardrobe
  • bookshelves
  • kettle and mini-fridge
  • TV (licence included in your rent)

Kitchens and dining

Although Polden Court is catered accommodation you can use the communal kitchenettes to prepare snacks and light meals.

In each kitchenette you will find:

  • breakfast bar and stools
  • electric hob
  • oven
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • cupboard storage space
  • recycling facilities

Social spaces

There is a large communal lounge on the ground floor with:

  • large TV with Freeview
  • sofa and bean bags
  • table and chairs
  • games console

Accommodation for students with disabilities

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in Polden Court.

If you have a disability or additional needs, you can choose to live in one of the specially adapted bedrooms in our on-campus accommodation.

Included in the accommodation package

There are some items and services that come as part of the price of your accommodation.

Eat and Drink credit

Eat and Drink credit is part of the catered accommodation package.

TV Licence

A TV licence comes as part of your accommodation package in Polden Court.


As part of your accommodation agreement we clean:

  • communal areas such as kitchens and social spaces weekly
  • en-suite bathrooms every six weeks

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.


The University postal service delivers your mail to shared, passcode-protected mailboxes. These are allocated by kitchen group and you get your mailbox passcode when you move in.


You get insurance cover for your belongings as part of your accommodation package.


See our prices for undergraduate student accommodation.


There is no smoking in any of our University accommodation.


Polden Court